Jyte 1.0 was released a few hours ago! This is big news for my team, and for you: from now on, finding, reading and following the news could be much, much easier. Jyte acts like a news search engine combined with a feed aggregator, totally customizable, and your searches are continuously updated. If you know what this means, you'll be impressed: Jyte is a slick client written in Python and QT.
There is a tutorial on how to use Jyte to find the news that interests you here. Some of Jyte's cool features include an integrated browser, so you can read news and blog articles right in the program; synchronizable so you can follow the same searches from multiple computers; searches are continuously updated; and for you techies, you can import and export OPML files. It's fast, efficient, and best of all, free. Check it out!